A Gate at the Stairs Quotes

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Sounds good.’ It was the Midwestern girl’s reply to everything.”
-- Tassie as Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 184)

Importance: The quote sets the tone for Tassie's character and her awareness of where she lives.

The whole reason he had become a farmer is that he thought it would be fun.
-- Tassie as Narrator (chapter 2 paragraph 90)

Importance: The quote indicates how her father views his job and how the enjoyment outweighs the potential for profit.

These faraway countries that had intruded on our consciousness seemed odd to me.”
-- Tassie as Narrator (chapter 2 paragraph 133)

Importance: The quotes gives insight into Tassie's state of mind trying to process the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.

So I stayed quiet with him. It is something that people who have been children together can effortlessly do.”
-- Tassie as Narrator (chapter 2 paragraph 159)

Importance: The quote demonstrates the depth of the relationship between Tassie and Gunny.

I preferred the mentally ill witch Sylvia Plath, whose words sought no enlightenment, no solace, whose words sought nothing but the carving of a cry. An artful...
-- Tassie as Narrator (chapter 3 paragraph 10)

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